Conservative pitch carbon tax scrap as first act of government

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A Conservative government would repeal the Liberals’ carbon tax in the first piece of legislation it introduces in Parliament, Andrew Scheer announced Thursday. Speaking to reporters in Brampton, Ont., Scheer said the tax, introduced by the Liberals earlier this year, is a “particular burden” on low-and-middle class families. He also pledged to remove the GST […]

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